Health / Medicine

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Published 05/08/2018

(Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Demi Lovato spoke out on Sunday about her battle with addiction, saying she needed “time to heal and focus on [more…]

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Published 05/08/2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin [more…]

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

Published 05/08/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to increase the number of organ donors by changing the rules of consent and presuming that people have agreed to [more…]

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Published 04/08/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, [more…]

China to add more cancer drugs to reimbursement list, talks end in…

China to add more cancer drugs to reimbursement list, talks end in…

Published 04/08/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to add a range of cancer drugs to medicines eligible for reimbursement from the government, the official Xinhua news agency [more…]

Smoking ban in public housing might make quitting easier

Smoking ban in public housing might make quitting easier

Published 03/08/2018

(Reuters Health) - A new U.S. ban on smoking in public housing may make it easier for low-income smokers to quit, a new study suggests. [more…]

Eisai/Biogen to advance Alzheimer’s drug, provide fresh hope

Eisai/Biogen to advance Alzheimer’s drug, provide fresh hope

Published 03/08/2018

(In this July 24th story, corrects paragraphs 3 and 16 to clarify that Eisai executive said the trial generated positive, rather than effective, results at [more…]

Women with common ovary condition often feel medical system failed…

Women with common ovary condition often feel medical system failed…

Published 03/08/2018

(Reuters Health) - Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome feel they’ve been let down by a health care system that takes years to diagnose their [more…]

WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

Published 03/08/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen may be on the brink of a new cholera epidemic, with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition, and the [more…]

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

Published 03/08/2018

GENEVA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometres and poses [more…]